Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Our special guest, Malcolm Jarvis, will be opening our degree show on the 9th of June and as a thank you from our course we decided to prepare him a present... 

Joy Herman kindly volunteered her lovely design to use, and Catherine Miller and Lauren Spellman printed this gorgeous tie! Lovely!

Degree Show Prep

Our work is now all handed in and marked, so the next thing to do is all our degree show preparations including painting boards, making mock ups of our individual spaces and perfecting how they will look on the night of the show. Very exciting and it is sinking in how quickly the show is approaching...time flies when you're having fun!

Mavis, Tanya, James and Joy are all working away painting their boards! Who said this job wasn't fun?!

Jennie Harrison

Hello, my names Jennie Harrison. I’ve been studying BA Hons Textile and Surface Design currently in my third year and enjoying my last year of university.
My inspirations for my drawings come from the Market Research I do for each project. This decides what I draw and what colour palette I choose. I’m bright, luminute and very colourful with my work and love using different medias within my drawings. Textures within my drawings are the key to my success. I love using a variety of scaling within my work. Many of my design are multi directional repeats and are suitable for the fashion and interior industry. Shape and the follow of imagery give my work the backbone or structure. I like multi directional and other direct repeats.
I’ve just started my major project and drawing from the inspiration I found over the holidays. Currently looking at the galaxy and I’m seeing stars already. My chosen brief is to look at the ‘Cosmic future’ this theme has graphics and lots of swirling colours attached to it, which makes my so more attacked to it.  My work is main print based and I’ve just learnt how to digital print my work. Which I discovered my minor project.
Blogspot: jennietextisurfaces.blogspot.com
Email Address: jenharrison11@live.co.uk

Heather Fraser

My final major project, ‘Come Fly with Me’, is based on the concept of using lots of different species of birds to make up designs for interiors products. I am experimenting with screen printing on to both wallpaper lengths and furnishing fabric samples. I am enjoying improving my skills for screen printing lengths and working with wallpaper at the moment. I have decided to use both types of media to show the diversity of my designs and it will also allow me to experiment with lots of different techniques. I usually prefer to use bold colours in my work rather than subtle ones, as I feel that this is the best way I work.